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Ethiopian Airlines Wins ATW Best Regional Airline in the World Award

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest and the fastest growing airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the Best Regional Airline of the Year award among airlines of all regions in the world by Air Transport World (ATW) at the 41st annual Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards ceremony held in Washington D.C. on 25 February 2015. The awards, which are among the most coveted in the aviation industry, were created in 1974 to recognise excellence in the sector with the vote of the most renowned journalists of the industry. When accepting the award, CEO of … [Read More...]

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Air Tahiti Nui selects 787-9 to replace A340 fleet

French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui is to replace its ageing Airbus A340-300 fleet with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Four 787-9 aircraft will arrive to succeed the airline’s five-strong A340-300 fleet, which were manufactured between 2001 and 2005 and operate from the airline’s Papeete hub to Tokyo Narita, Auckland, and Los Angeles with onward services from […]

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United Airlines Warns Pilots After Review Shows Mistakes in Cockpit

United Airlines has issued a stern warning to its pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passenger planes in potential danger. A review of United flight operations data, which details safety incidents involving United pilots and aircraft, prompted the warning, according to an airline official. The safety memo was sent to United Airlines pilots on […]

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Bombardier loses out to Boeing, Airbus: Best technology doesn’t always win

The Canadian jet that once threatened the Boeing-Airbus duopoly in the single-aisle market is expected to fly for the first time Thursday. But now the new Bombardier CS300 is hardly any threat at all. Without the Bombardier jet nipping at the heels of Airbus and Boeing, Airbus might never have launched the A320neo in 2010, […]

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Boeing Lining Up Buyers for Early Overweight Dreamliners

Boeing Co. has lined up buyers for 10 of the early, overweight 787 Dreamliners whose years in storage made them emblems of the jet’s factory woes and a drag on profit, people with knowledge of the plans said. The planes, dubbed “terrible teens” for their assembly struggles and their places near the start of the […]

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Should airlines be re-regulated?

By Christopher Elliott The days of a freewheeling, lightly regulated airline industry, in which a carrier can charge whatever fees and fares it pleases, may be nearing an end. A confluence of events is pressuring government regulators to take action that, depending on your point of view, will make air travel less expensive or interfere […]

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Plane Spotting: Massive plane, short runway! Tales from the KLM flight cockpit

Plane Spotting of The Day Amazing video shows pilot’s view as plane swoops in to land just metres above tourists’ heads at tiny Caribbean airport Swooping in over a packed beach sometimes just 10 metres above the heads of holidaymakers, it’s easy to see why Princess Juliana Airport on the Caribbean island of St Maarten […]

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Russia’s UAC Wants Government Money For Russo – Chinese Widebody

In spite of earlier calls to eliminate state financing, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will seek government funding for the development of the new widebody aircraft it plans to build in cooperation with Chinese civil aircraft manufacturer Comac. “We will raise the issue of financing [for this program],” UAC President Yury Slyusar said last week. […]

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Airbus mulls A320 output hike to 50/month from 2017

European planemaker Airbus is talking to suppliers about the possibility of raising production of its popular A320 family to 50 jets a month as early as 2017, narrowing a gap with rival Boeing , a senior industry source said on Tuesday. Airbus has asked suppliers to be ready to adjust to production of 48 aircraft […]

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Airbus Prepares Handover Of Second A350 This Week

Airbus is preparing the second A350-900 for delivery to Qatar Airways later this week. The airline got its first A350 in late December and started flying the daily Doha-Frankfurt route on Jan. 15. Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the Frankfurt ceremony last month that he expects to take delivery of the second aircraft […]

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Dassault rolling out long-range Falcon 8X

Test pilots Eric Gérard and Hervé Laverne took Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X on its first flight earlier this month, rising into a hazy sky above the company’s Mérignac plant near Bordeaux, France. During the one-hour-and-45-minute test, they took the sleek-bodied jet up to 15,000 feet and put it through a regimen of maneuvers and systems […]

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Spicejet’s B737 MAX 8 order still on says Boeing

Spicejet has not changed the status of its order for forty-two B737 MAX 8 jets the President of Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar, has said. Placed in March 2014, deliveries are still expected to commence in 2018 as the carrier seeks to return to profitability through an increase in its overall available seat capacity. Immediate plans […]

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Allegiant Announces the Purchase of Six A319 Aircraft

Allegiant Travel Company today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase six additional A319 aircraft. The aircraft are currently being operated by Cebu Pacific Air and are scheduled to enter the Allegiant operating fleet from the end of 2015 through 2017. “We continue to be able to find high quality, used A319s […]


Boeing 747 and Airbus A380: Emirates Could Have an Answer for Their Future

Boeing has struggled to sustain the 747 program within a rough market for the jumbo. An anemic number of orders have ground down to virtually zero in the last year. However, in a recent report, an unidentified third party is said to have pitched the 747-8 to Gulf airline Emirates in an effort to infuse […]

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Beverly Wyse to Lift Dreamliner Production to Record Rates

Beverly Wyse, who has orchestrated a production rate increase at Boeing’s Renton factory to a record 42 model 737 planes monthly, is the perfect person to take the North Charleston 787 Dreamliner factory to the next level. That was the takeaway by retiring North Charleston Site Manager Jack Jones, in a video published by the […]

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Business Jet Sales Soared in 2014

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association yesterday released worldwide 2014 year-end aircraft sales and delivery numbers, and not only are the figures encouraging for the future health of the industry, they very nearly shattered records. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce reported that, for the year, total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments rose 4.3 percent, from […]

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Air Canada still interested in CSeries as Embraer replacement option

Program delays and cash concerns within Bombardier Inc.’s aerospace division won’t deter Air Canada from considering its new CSeries commercial aircraft, Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu said. The head of the country’s largest airline said the CSeries will definitely be in the running when Air Canada replaces its remaining 90-seat Embraer 190s single-aisle planes after […]


Spring Airlines in Talks With Airbus, Boeing on 30-Plane Order

Spring Airlines Co., the Chinese budget airline owned by billionaire Wang Zhenghua, is in discussions with Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co. to buy as many as 30 planes as travel demand surges in the country. The Shanghai-based carrier plans to place an order this year, Vice President Stephen Wang said in an interview in […]

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Alaska Airlines Orders Six Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs

Alaska Airlines’ fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle’s hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing next-generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) aircraft, valued at $594 million, Boeing’s current list price. The new planes, four scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Alaska’s total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79. […]